The critics have not been kind to Adam Sandler over the years — but The Wrap wanted to see just how unkind they’ve been to comedies in which he’s taken a lead role.

1. Sandy Wexler – Netflix

Sandy Wexler (2017)
130 min|Biography, Comedy|April 14, 2017
5.1Rating: 5.1 / 10 from 12,129 usersMetascore: 40TV-14
Sandy Wexler is a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s, diligently representing a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 33%
“There’s no way to recommend it, yet I wouldn’t ask for my two hours back (though I do wish that they could have been sped up somewhat)” New Yorker critic Richard Brody wrote.

2. The Week Of – Netflix

The Week Of (2018)
116 min|Comedy|April 27, 2018
5.1Rating: 5.1 / 10 from 14,095 usersMetascore: 41TV-14
Two fathers with opposing personalities come together to celebrate the wedding of their children. They are forced to spend the longest week of their lives together, and the big day cannot come soon enough.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 33%
“The best that can be said about ‘The Week Of ‘is that it at least tacks some heart onto an otherwise stale, mothball-scented set-up,” EW critic Chris Nashawaty wrote in 2017.

3. Little Nicky – New Line Cinema

Little Nicky (2000)
90 min|Comedy, Fantasy|November 10, 2000
5.3Rating: 5.3 / 10 from 92,012 usersMetascore: 38PG-13
After two of the devil's three sons escape Hell to wreak havoc on Earth, the devil must send his third son, the mild-mannered Nicky, to bring them back before it's too late.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 22%
“Like spending 84 minutes in Hell,” critic Christy Lemire wrote when it hit theaters in 2000.

4. That’s My Boy – Columbia Pictures

That's My Boy (2012)
116 min|Comedy|June 15, 2012
5.6Rating: 5.6 / 10 from 83,510 usersMetascore: 31R
While in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent until Todd's 18th birthday. Now Donny resurfaces just before Todd's wedding after years apart, sending the groom-to-be's world crashing down.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 20%
“Vulgar, trite, sexist, misogynist, hacky, tacky, gross, sentimental and stupid, with occasional flourishes of racism and veiled homophobia thrown in to boot,” TheWrap’s Alonso Duralde wrote in his 2012 review.

5. Just Go With It – Columbia Pictures

Just Go with It (2011)
117 min|Comedy, Romance|February 11, 2011
6.4Rating: 6.4 / 10 from 202,427 usersMetascore: 33PG-13
On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 19%
“An early contender for worst movie of the year. If they were showing this on an airplane, I’d ask for a parachute,” Richard Roeper wrote in 2011.

6. Pixels – Columbia Pictures

Pixels (2015)
105 min|Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi|July 24, 2015
5.6Rating: 5.6 / 10 from 120,404 usersMetascore: 27PG-13
When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 17%
“A middle finger aimed right at the audience,” The Verge critic Bryan Bishop wrote in 2015.

7. Blended – Warner Bros.

Blended (2014)
117 min|Comedy, Romance|May 23, 2014
6.5Rating: 6.5 / 10 from 107,236 usersMetascore: 31PG-13
After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 14%
“I felt like it was crushing the soul out of me. But it’s still not as bad as Grown-Ups 2,” TheWrap’s Alonso Duralde wrote in his review of 2014 movie co-starring Drew Barrymore.

8. Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry – Universal Pictures

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
115 min|Comedy, Romance|July 20, 2007
6.0Rating: 6.0 / 10 from 133,796 usersMetascore: 37PG-13
Two straight, single Brooklyn firefighters pretend to be a gay couple in order to receive domestic partner benefits.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 14%
“Even unrepentant homophobes deserve funnier,” Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips wrote in his 2007 review of movie about two firefighters who pretend to be gay to get benefits of a domestic partnership.

9. Grown Ups – Columbia Pictures

Grown Ups (2010)
102 min|Comedy|June 25, 2010
6.0Rating: 6.0 / 10 from 211,601 usersMetascore: 30PG-13
After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 10%
“I felt a deep sadness every time the audience laughed and the sounds of their chuckles turned into the ringing of the cash register, and all I thought was a grim, simple truth: This, America, is why we can’t have nice things,” critic James Rocchi wrote of the 2010 reunion flick starring some of Sandler’s best buddies.

10. The Cobbler – Image Entertainment

The Cobbler (2014)
99 min|Comedy, Drama, Fantasy|March 13, 2015
5.8Rating: 5.8 / 10 from 48,053 usersMetascore: 23PG-13
A cobbler, bored of his everyday life, stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to become other people and see the world in a different way.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 9%
“A movie like this, in which not a single scene comes together, in which almost nothing makes you laugh or cry or think, reminds you that it’s truly a miracle when movies work at all,” Pulitzer Prize winner Wesley Morris wrote in 2015 about the surprisingly bad film from “Spotlight” director Tom McCarthy.

11. Grown Ups 2 – Columbia Pictures

Grown Ups 2 (2013)
101 min|Comedy|July 12, 2013
5.4Rating: 5.4 / 10 from 129,282 usersMetascore: 19PG-13
After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, and four hundred costumed party crashers sometimes crazy follows you.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7%
“Yes, it’s time for another visit to the Adam Sandler Death-of-Cinema Fun Factory, the big-screen version of a terrible sitcom where laugh tracks are replaced by the co-stars chuckling at their own awful material,” TheWrap’s Alonso Duralde wrote about this unnecessary sequel in 2013.

12. The Do-Over – Netflix

The Do-Over (2016)
108 min|Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery|May 27, 2016
5.7Rating: 5.7 / 10 from 33,863 usersMetascore: 22TV-MA
Two down-on-their-luck guys decide to fake their own deaths and start over with new identities, only to find the people they're pretending to be are in even deeper trouble.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6%
“It takes a certain blithe self-confidence to take this Scotch-taped-together plot and run it out well past the 90-minute mark,” critic Jesse Hassenger wrote.

13. Jack and Jill – Columbia Pictures

Jack and Jill (2011)
91 min|Comedy|November 11, 2011
3.3Rating: 3.3 / 10 from 71,787 usersMetascore: 23PG
Family guy Jack Sadelstein prepares for the annual event he dreads: the Thanksgiving visit of his fraternal twin sister, the needy and passive-aggressive Jill, who then refuses to leave.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 3%
“Comedy moved on from the mid-1990s, and it’s time Sandler did, too. ‘Jack and Jill’ even gives fart jokes a bad name,” critic Jake Coyle wrote in 2011.

14. The Ridiculous Six – Netflix

The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
119 min|Comedy, Western|December 11, 2015
4.8Rating: 4.8 / 10 from 39,072 usersMetascore: 18TV-14
An outlaw who was raised by Native Americans discovers that he has five half-brothers; together the men go on a mission to find their wayward, deadbeat dad.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 0%
“Thanks for nothing, Netflix,” Chicago Sun-Times critic Richard Roeper wrote.

Story first appeared at TheWrap.

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